In the wake of the controversial probation sentence handed a Fort Worth teen-aged drunk driver last week, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday ordered a Senate committee to study sentencing in intoxication cases to see whether changes in state law are necessary.
Dewhurst directed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to “review cases involving the imposition of probation rather than imprisonment or commitment for adult and juvenile intoxication manslaughter offenders.”
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